NANNING, July 17 (Xinhua) -- The successful approach in expanding new energy vehicle production and use has been seen in Liuzhou city, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Liuzhou has rolled out a slew of incentives, from extensive test drives to free parking and tens of thousands of charge points, to encourage people to purchase new energy vehicles (NEVs).
As an important production base of automobile industry, the city has cooperated with automobile manufacturers to introduce many incentive measures to save energy and reduce emissions and promote the development of new energy vehicles.
NEV sales in China more than doubled in the first half of the year as production and demand continued to recover, data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) showed on July 9.
Total NEV sales grew 201.5 percent year on year to reach over 1.2 million in the January-June period, equal to total sales in 2019, the CAAM data shows.
NEV sales in China jumped to 256,000 in June, up 139.3 percent year on year and 17.6 percent month on month.
The NEV market penetration rate increased from 5.4 percent at the beginning of the year to 9.4 percent for the first half of the year, with the June penetration rate at over 12 percent, said CAAM.
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